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Delegate for Leadership and Team Development

Have you been a little hesitant about developing skills within your team? Well, it may surprise you to learn that delegation can be a real benefit to both your personal leadership and team development, as well as to your business.

Itโ€™s true!

Delegating is an effective way to improving business efficiency. And this goes way beyond the obvious benefit of creating more quality time for you. In fact, delegation and leadership go hand-in-hand.


Firstly, itโ€™s an effective way to develop your leadership skills. This is because you are making a conscious effort to lead your team, potentially in areas they are unfamiliar with.

Team Development

And secondly, youโ€™re effectively making a deliberate plan to develop your teamโ€™s skills. Carefully delegating tasks to match the individual abilities within your team, leads to improving the overall effectiveness of your team. Which of course, will benefit your business in the long-term.

Delegation Reluctance

Now Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™m not the only one who has been reluctant to delegate tasks in the past.

There are many reasons that stop a business owner or leader from delegating. The typical ones include:

  • Too much time โ€“ showing and teaching people new skills takes time. When a business owner is focused on saving time and meeting deadlines, their thinking can be that itโ€™s far quicker to continue doing things themselves.
  • It costs too much โ€“ if training is necessary, maybe you donโ€™t have the expertise, and need to hire outside help. So, the immediate short-term cost is seen as a barrier.
  • Fear of losing people โ€“ the fear is that as soon as you have developed someoneโ€™s skills, they will leave for a higher paying job with more prospects.
  • Lose control โ€“ It might just be that a business owner or leader is reluctant to delegate tasks for fear of losing some control of their business.

Of course, itโ€™s important to understand the costs involved in developing skills within your team, both in terms of time and money.

But delegating tasks to your team, with the focus on your leadership and team development, can have a significant benefit to your business, particularly in these areasโ€ฆ


The more skilled your team, the more efficiently they will work, leading to increased productivity.


Increased knowledge and expertise enable your team to complete more complex tasks to a higher standard.


Continuous learning encourages your team to develop new ideas and be adaptable and innovative when faced with new challenges.

Employee Engagement

Developing skills helps people feel they are growing personally, leading to more engagement and loyalty to your business. This loyalty is enhanced by your improved leadership skills.

Customer Satisfaction

These areas feed through into your products and services, contributing to higher customer satisfaction and loyalty.

In summary

A skilled, knowledgeable, and flexible team can make a big, positive difference to a business. So, if delegation is an area that youโ€™ve struggled with in the past, itโ€™s certainly worth learning to delegate. Particularly as noticeable results can be achieved sooner rather than later.

As well as assisting in your personal growth in leadership and team development, the collective benefits in the areas weโ€™ve discussed can be the key to your business success.

Allen Wooding

Allen Wooding, co-founder of award winning Virtual Assistant company Core PA Services, helps business owners focus 100% on their key revenue generating activities, by handling the routine business tasks that often overwhelm small businesses. If youโ€™re drowning in admin and have no idea how to get this routine work done, download our free guide, โ€œ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ข๐˜‚๐˜๐˜€๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—”๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜โ€. This includes our simple 5-step exercise to help you identify which tasks to outsource first.

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